What's a Good Name for a Tabby Cat?

Cats come in various coat lengths, sizes, and patterns. Among them, tabby cats are pretty popular and loved by many  And the best part? Each tabby cat has a unique personality, which deserves a memorable name.
What's a Good Name for a Tabby Cat?

Cats come in various coat lengths, sizes, and patterns. Among them, tabby cats are pretty popular and loved by many. Even though they are not a specific breed, the distinctive striped coat pattern can be found in many cat breeds. And the best part? Each tabby cat has a unique personality, which deserves a memorable name.

If you're searching for the perfect name for your tabby cat, we're here to help. We've put together a list of purr-fect names to inspire you. You'll find traditional names, unique ones, and even some downright hilarious options on our list. So take a look and find the perfect name for your furry friend!

Classic Names for Your Tabby

As soon as we hear these names, we imagine a tabby cat with spots or stripes.

  • Sophie
  • Milo
  • Tiger
  • Chloe
  • Leo
  • Lucy
  • Stripes
  • George
  • Smokey
  • Bella
  • Missy
  • Oliver
  • Fred
  • Luna
  • Amber
  • Ginger
  • Max
  • Simba
  • Sunny
  • Tiger

Male Tabby Cat Names

Here is a list of male tabby cat names inspired by famous redheads and fictional tabbies. Whether your new cat is a lively bundle of energy or a sophisticated young lad, our list has something for everyone. Let's give it up for the boys!

  • Lance
  • Milo
  • Eli
  • Malcolm
  • Oliver
  • Orion
  • Chester
  • Rupert
  • Leo
  • Conan
  • Felix
  • Rocky
  • Jonesy
  • Jasper
  • Benjamin
  • Oscar
  • Cooper
  • Damian
  • Mack

Female Tabby Cat Names

This list includes famous female redheads—real and fictional. Plus, some unique female cat names.

  • Daphne
  • Fleur
  • Peyton
  • Maisey
  • Dolly
  • Nala
  • Olivia
  • Molly
  • Tabitha
  • Princess
  • Tabbie
  • Marigold
  • Willow
  • Cleo
  • Emma
  • Ginger
  • Daisy
  • Merida
  • Piper
  • Penny

Orange Tabby Cat Names

Tabby cats come in many colors, but orange tabby cats are pretty popular. If you have an orange tabby cat, consider giving them a name that reflects their fur color, such as a fruit, vegetable, or flower that is also orange. You could also choose to name your cat after a famous ginger cats, or come up with a unique name that suits your cat's personality.

  • Phoenix
  • Pumpkin
  • August
  • Cinnamon
  • Garfield
  • Mango
  • Peach
  • Autumn
  • Kumquat
  • Maple
  • Amber
  • Rusty
  • Sunny
  • Cheddar
  • Fox
  • Goldie
  • Clementine
  • Ginger
  • Carrot
  • Apricot

Gray Tabby Cat Names

Give your gray or silver tabbies a name as stunning as they are.

  • Storm
  • Rain
  • Ash
  • Charcoal
  • Misty
  • Steel
  • Meredith
  • Luna
  • Cosmo
  • Slate
  • Cloud
  • Ghost
  • Tin
  • Shadow
  • Moonbeam
  • Elder
  • Stormy
  • Silver
  • Dagger
  • Foggy

Brown Tabby Cat Names

Brown is another common color of the tabby, so we included names highlighting this coat color.

  • Milo
  • Bailey
  • Cedar
  • Hazel
  • Clay
  • Toffee
  • Nutmeg
  • Snickers
  • Hershey
  • Brandy
  • Twix
  • Cola
  • Oakley
  • Chestnut
  • Cookie
  • Ziti
  • Truffle
  • Toast
  • Twig
  • Coco

Spotted Tabby Cat Names

Tabby cats are not always striped; some have spots. You may want to choose a name that reflects this.


  • Dot
  • Freckles
  • Marbles
  • Gumdrop
  • Patches
  • Blotch
  • Polka
  • Domino
  • Dice
  • Checkers
  • Speckle
  • Dippin'
  • Spot
  • Ladybug
  • Spot

Unique Tabby Cat Names

You'll find it hard to find someone else who named their cat one of these names:

  • Zephyr
  • Solstice
  • Salvador
  • Maximillian
  • Ulysses
  • Augustus
  • Bethany
  • Barnaby
  • Pixel
  • Echo
  • Esmeralda
  • Waffles
  • Quinton
  • Albus
  • Nimbus
  • Maxine
  • Bronco
  • Saffron
  • Bucky
  • Zenith

Cute Names for your Adorable Tabby Cat

When you see any tabby cat, the appropriate response is to say, 'Awww!'

  • Boots
  • Fluffs
  • Emmy
  • Odie
  • Poppy
  • Biscuit
  • Peanut
  • Jellybean
  • Chubs
  • Dixie
  • Mandi
  • Ollie
  • Cupcake
  • Sprinkles
  • Essie
  • Marshmallow
  • Pudding
  • Muffin
  • Caramel
  • Snooks

Funny Tabby Cat Names

These are for the silly tabby cats who make you smile.

  • Chairman Meow
  • Dennis
  • Sir Pounce-a-Lot
  • Furry Potter
  • Nugget
  • Fuzz Lightyear
  • Ebeneezer
  • Stinky
  • Steve
  • Snuggles
  • Whisker McFluffy
  • Turbo
  • Kitty Purry
  • Richard
  • Cuddlesaurus
  • Captain Nibbles
  • Karen
  • Sir Meowsalot
  • Mr. Whiskers
  • Chunk
  • Professor Purrington

Cat Names Inspired by Different Tabby Patterns

Choose a name for your tabby cat that matches its coat pattern, whether blotched, mackerel or spotted.

  • Argyle
  • Blotchy
  • Camo (Camouflage)
  • Checkers
  • Chevy (Chevron)
  • Gingham
  • Harlequin
  • Mackerel
  • Paisley
  • Patchy
  • Plaid
  • Speckle
  • Spots
  • Stripes
  • Swirls
  • Tartan
  • Torbie
  • Dotson
  • Marble
  • Whirl

Famous Tabby Names Ideas

For pet owners who to honor popular cats of years gone past, try naming your furry friend tabby icon.

  • All Ball, beloved companion of Coco the gorilla
  • Tabby, First Pet to President Abraham Lincoln
  • Heathcliff, cartoon cat
  • Garfield (a comic strip cat, a hater of Mondays)
  • Nermal, frenemy of Garfield
  • The Cheshire Cat
  • Lil Bub
  • Maru
  • Bill the Cat (from "Bloom County")
  • Azrael (from "The Smurfs")
  • Hobbes, of Calvin and Hobbes (technically a stuffed tiger, but close enough to count in my opinion)
  • Simba (from "The Lion King")
  • Luna (from "Sailor Moon")
  • Puss in Boots (from "Shrek" and fairy tales)
  • Tigger (from "Winnie the Pooh")
  • Nala (from "The Lion King")
  • Crookshanks (from "Harry Potter")
  • Felix the Cat
  • Cheshire Cat (from "Alice in Wonderland")
  • Salem (from "Sabrina the Teenage Witch")

Tabby Cat Names that Start with the Letter M

All tabbies have a distinct M-shaped mark on their forehead, so it's only fitting to give your kitty a moniker that starts with M.

  • Mia
  • Mickey
  • Miles
  • Mischka
  • Maddox
  • Marmalade
  • Molly
  • Millie
  • Melody
  • Monty
  • Marshall
  • Miracle
  • Merlin
  • Margot
  • Miley
  • Maxwell
  • Morgan
  • Maverick
  • Major
  • Midnight

Tips For Choosing Tabby Cat Names

Here are some helpful tips for choosing the perfect name for your cat:

1. Personality Match: Choose a name that reflects your cat's personality traits.

2. Length: Opt for a name that is easy to pronounce and relatively short.

3. Trial and Error: Try a few names to see which one your cat responds best.

4. Meaningful Names: Consider names with personal significance to you or your cat.

5. Avoid Confusion: Ensure your name doesn't resemble commands or other pets' names in your household.

This list is meant to be a starting point for naming your new feline friends. However, it's best to avoid settling on a name right away. Instead, you can create a list of names you like and observe your cat for a few days to see which name suits them best. Alternatively, your cat may do something with you in their first few days that inspires an entirely different name. But most importantly, have fun with the process of naming your new furry friend!

With these tips and many name options, you're sure to find the perfect name for your beloved tabby cat!

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